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Scientifically speaking the funniest podcast on the internet [citation needed]. On every episode of The Science Jerks, co-hosts Ciaccio and Chan bring in a guest comedian to help them take a deep look at the cutting-edge world of science and technology. They analyze current science news with barely-researched, gleeful abandon, often diving recklessly off the philosophical deep end, but more often than not devolving into tangents about sci-fi, film, politics, comics, culture and music.

Writer Andrew Fernandez joins us and we talk about how long it would take to get to the nearest stars, how the first settlers might make bricks on Mars, and a new game that helps researchers trace neurons in the human brains.

WE COULD GET TO ANOTHER STAR IN A LIFETIME or 69 IS THE BEST NUMBER FOR A SECOND REASON or *69
https://www.newscientist.com/article/2128443-quickest-we-could-visit-another-star-is-69-years-heres-how

THE THIRD LITTLE PIGGY ON MARS
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/04/28/science/mars-soil-bricks.html?_r=0

LET’S PLAY A GAME FOR SCIENCE
http://www.futurity.org/mozak-neuron-game-1413652-2/

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223: Andrew Fernandez on Traveling To The Stars, Making Bricks Out Of Mars and Making a Game Out Of Brains
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